PRESS PHOTO BY TIM SINGLES
Lower Macungie Firefighter Andrew Miller works to extinguish a simulated tractor fire at the Country Meadows mock disaster drill held recently at their North Krocks Road facility.
Rowan Hobson, a junior at Emmaus High School, was sworn in as a Junior Emmaus Borough Council member at the Oct. 15 meeting.
Hobson's first meeting sitting alongside members of Emmaus Borough Council included the explanation of potential proposals from both the Emmaus Public Library and the Emmaus Historical Society which offered plans for improving the functionality and appearance of the property the library sits on.
Ron Madison, an engineering consultant with Rettew...
Q: What grade are you in?
A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.
Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?
A: My favorite subject is biology, because I find the study of life, in all of its beautiful complexity, utterly fascinating.
Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?
A: I was recently named a National Merit Semifinalist. I am a member of National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. I have also been on the Principal's...
Couple celebrates 60 years
Edward and Catherine Mrowka of Northampton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married in Shamokin June 14, 1952.
They are the proud parents of Cindy Miles and her husband, David, and Edward Mrowka Jr. and his wife, Carol.
They have four grandchildren: Marcy Miles Tremblay, and her husband, James; Kristy Miles Valladares, and her husband, Bryan; Eddie Mrowka III, and his wife, Mindy; and Danny Mrowka. They...
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
Sometimes scheduling realities make it necessary for fire department volunteers to give up a Saturday in addition to the traditional Monday evening drill sessions for volunteer firefighters. Here, Upper Sacon firefighters prepare to enter the live fire/smoke-filled tower at the Emmaus Fire Academy facility along Kline's Lane, Emmaus, recently. In a drill to train with infrared heat camera equipment, Upper Saucon firefighters Captain Dave Morrel, Firefighter...
Several Salisbury volunteer firefighters took time off from work or other activities to take their annual fire safety message to preschool and elementary students in local schools.
"The message does not vary too much from year to year," Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells said. "But our department has been going into the schools during Fire Prevention Week in October for a number of decades.
"We have brought our program to children who are now adults and have...
PRESS PHOTOS BY EMILY THIEL
The Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission sponsored a day of bluegrass music as their final event of the season Sept. 30.
The Macungie Minstrelaires will present their annual family musical variety show with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the East Penn Angel Network.
"Souled on Motown" celebrates the hit songs of top Motown artists including The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Jackson 5 and more.
The event will be held 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6999 Lower Macungie...
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Emmaus Historical Society's antique appraisal program was held recently with five appraisers donating their time and expertise. Appraisers Charles and Judy Moyer, Bob Lucas, Scott Meck and Mike Ivanovich identified different items and gave a general value on many.